Our staff work with a wide variety of items related to Canada’s collective history and heritage, including photographs, books, music, audiovisual materials, maps and censuses. This blog is a space for LAC staff to share their work and experience, interesting finds, and research tips, as well as to give voice to diverse perspectives. We hope it gives you an idea of the institution’s scope and piques your curiosity to explore the collection.
Faked, forged and counterfeit stamps at Library and Archives Canada
By James Bone You probably know that Library and Archives Canada holds an extensive number of postage stamps in its collections, but did you know that we also have a large number of faked, forged and counterfeit stamps? The terms … Continue reading →
Origins of Cree syllabics
This blog is part of our Nations to Nations: Indigenous Voices at Library and Archives Canada series. To read this blog post in Cree syllabics and Standard Roman Orthography, visit the e-book. Nations to Nations: Indigenous Voices at Library and Archives Canada is … Continue reading →
Black porters’ voices and stories: the Stanley Grizzle interview collection
By Stacey Zembrzycki This article contains historical language and content that some may consider offensive, such as language used to refer to racial, ethnic and cultural groups. Please see our historical language advisory for more information. The history of the … Continue reading →
Douglass Day featuring Mary Ann Shadd Cary – a Co-Lab challenge
Born around 1818 as an enslaved person, Frederick Douglass became a leader in the abolitionist movement in the United States. A prolific writer and a masterful speaker who captivated audiences throughout the U.S. and Great Britain, Frederick Douglass contributed to … Continue reading →
This blog is part of our Nations to Nations: Indigenous Voices at Library and Archives Canada series. To read this blog post in Inuttut, visit the e-book. Nations to Nations: Indigenous Voices at Library and Archives Canada is free of charge and … Continue reading →
Improving your online experience: How we are making digital legal deposit better for publishers, LAC and you
By Arlene Whetter Along with highly visible improvements to its public website and research tools, LAC is making changes behind the scenes to how it adds new digital publications to its library collection. One example is our new submission methods … Continue reading →
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